Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Cabinet Minister Satyendar Jain has landed in a soup. The Income Tax Department has accused him of having disproportionate wealth.
On February 27, notices were served to four companies in which he holds shares.
Reports say that tax sleuths attached over 100 bighas of land worth Rs.17 crore and shares worth Rs.16 crore.
He has been accused of obtaining shares through wrongful transactions and making irregular entries in books.
Jain is in-charge of portfolios such as PWD, transport and health in the Delhi cabinet.
The I-T Department has charged him under the Benami Prohibition Transactions Act 1988 and is also probing him under the Income Tax Act in a separate case for alleged tax evasion.
Kejriwal has been slamming the actions by central agencies on ministers and leaders belonging to the AAP. He has in the past accused the Narendra Modi government of using fake cases to harass his lawmakers.
The jolt for the Chief Minister comes just ahead of elections in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).